Journalist Dan Ackerman mixes retro jazz, funk, rock, and bossa nova in his new music album, "The Futurist"

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On his fourth album of eclectic, original music, radio DJ turned technology journalist Dan Ackerman explores Brazilian jazz, retro funk, and instrumental indie rock.

Album cover for Dan Ackerman's 'The Futurist.'

Album cover for Dan Ackerman's 'The Futurist.'

An eclectic mix of music that recalls artists from Steely Dan to Beck.

The bossa-nova-tinged 'The Futurist' is the fourth album from former radio DJ turned journalist Dan Ackerman. Inspired by his love for classic Brazilian jazz, from Antonio Carlos Jobim to Sergio Mendes, the album lays bossa beats over indie jazz rock, with plenty of Rhodes organs and slinky basslines.

Like his previous albums, 'The Futurist' is a mix of instrumental and vocal tracks, combining influences from jazz, funk, and soul, with lo-fi singer-songwriter rock, creating an eclectic mix of songs that recall artists from Steely Dan to Beck.

'The Futurist' is available now on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, RDIO, and other online music stores. CDs are available exclusively through Amazon.

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About Dan Ackerman
When he's not recording his unique brand of music, New York native Dan Ackerman is best known as a longtime reporter and columnist, covering consumer technology topics. He's a semi-regular TV news talking head, and has written about music, games, and gadgets for CNET, Men's Journal, SPIN, and other publications.

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